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is trickle-down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: romney's reception at the event was reinforced by instant polling that he won last night's encounter by more than 2-1. but at an obama rally in denver, the president charged romney had repeatedly misrepresented his own positions on jobs and taxes. >> so you see the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. and that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for last year. (cheers and applause) governor romney may dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you yes to american people the truth. >> woodruff: the president's campaign hit that note again and again, insisting romney had not changed the dynamics of the race, even as they argued he had played fast and loose with the truth. david axelrod spoke on msnbc. >> the problem isn't with his debate performance the problem is with his underlying the
the variety of these studies, jared might not like them. the question is how would the government do it? i don't know the answer to that to be honest and that's a fair point. >> brown: that he hasn't been specific enough about which deductions? >> we know jared can write a plan that raises taxes on the middle-class. we know i can write a plan that it doesn't. and the question is what plan will we get? >> it's unquestionably the case as lots of independent analysts have found this that if you're going to fill that hole you can't do it just by canceling those deductions and closing the loopholes on the upper income folks. you have to move down below, say 200. you have to get to 100,000, maybe lower than that. at that point you're hid people that we view as middle-class. i believe the governor should specify i'm going to close the mortgage interest deduction. i'm going to get rid of the health care deduction if that's part of his plan. to leave that out strikes me as really quite confusing and misleading. >> brown: the president hasn't been specific about many of these things, too >> and he shoul
that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces and air power. a quick victory but not decisive. and then came the distraction of
to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you know, june 30th, the oakland a's trailed texas by 13 games in the standing and since then they went on a 57 to 26 tear. this is the best record in major league baseball since june 30th and their mo is usually come back victories just like today. they trailed texas 5 to 1 in the fourth inning when the a's put ten batters up to the plate. they scored six runs on four hits, two walks, and one big error for texas.
in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are, we will definitely fight, he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back. yes, they will, he says. it makes a decade's work of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> at first, the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attack the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power, al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. >> that was nbc's richard engel reporting. and
that the government is considering to ease the pain at the pump. >>> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off of all the extra cars. >>> a new way to get travel deals and it's different than anything that's been done before. >>> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook, dana has the night off. california gas prices have never been higher. now we're paying an average of $4.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is t
after that incident. > departments in the bay area feeling the squeeze as the government cuts grants to help those departments. figures show that this year the government cut $140 million in financial aid to local fire departments. california was already hit with a two million dollar reduction in federal fire grants in 2010. the united states fire administration which helps local firefighters is also poised for a budget cut. >> they are limited dollars. locally they struggle with budgets at the federal level. >> reporter: oakland officials say their department is dealing with tough economic times and they say they will have to start looking for other sources of revenue if grants continue to dry up. >> now to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop runnin
together to govern. he was the first candidate ever to lose white business double digits and win. there is a racial element that is in the backdrop here. not necessarily racism, but very different views about the role of government and very different views about the parties. if it moves things at the margin, could it matter? sure. the last slice of voter also decide this they are forward looking at this point. and 2007 is a long way to reach back when you're dealing with 8% unemployment. >> ron brownstein, thank you so much. >>> the debate is not just stressful for the candidates but also for their wives. both michelle obama and ann romney are talking about their role in the debates. first lady says she mostly offers positive reinforcement but does get nervous. >> i get so nervous at these debates and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. you're just standing there, just trying not to, you know, have any expression at all. >> ann romney says she comforts her husband during the debates and he looks for her in the audience. she talked up o
the transition of the government. one of the other big messages we picked up over there, particularly in i understondia, emerging market central banks, they're very concerned about what the traditional bank of england, fed, ecb are doing with monetary policy. the fed is now at the extreme. we've tied our monetary policy to unemployment rates. the concern is that's going to bleed into inflation in their markets. you have half the world, the developed market, saying reflation, reflation, reflation. at the same time, the eu markets want to grow, but they don't want that inflation. so they're at odds. that's why you hear brazil's government telling you there's somewhat of a currency war going on. so, look, there's always something. going on. i mean, it's been a very volatile year. the market is up 33% over the last 12 months. there's been plenty to do. our view is this volatility is creating opportunity. you've got to be global. you've got to be across multiple assets. you have to be coordinated in terms of your approach. we're finding a lot of different things to do across both our liquid bus
private not on government land. on government land stick it ministration has kept the permits and licenses and one-half. if i am president i will double them. >> governor from the central economic plan calls for a five trillion dollars tax cut on top of the extention for borscht era tax cuts and additional military spending--torched of the bush era tax cuts. and how we have dealt with that without doubling those on middle-class americans. that is one central question. >> i do not have a five trillion dollar tax cut. and i have a view that we need to provide tax relief for the people in the middle class. but i do not want to reduce the share from high income people they are doing just fine. weather you are president or a i am but the people that are having difficulty. ... there will be more presidential debates. this will be a town hall format for the next one and for members of the audience. and there is one for the vice-presidential candidates. >>pam: kron 4 team coverage continues. and the watching parties were all over the bay area. we will take you to want. reggie kumar is at the templ
. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler
going on but he says that it is time for the federal government to look into it. >> supply is up, demand is down. we are going to launch an investigation on what is going on commission to investigate. so far, the federal trade commission has not followed through. dan kerman, kron 4. . the national unemployment rate was 7.8% last bunt. some economists thought that it was going to climb. this is the lowest level in 44 months. and the number of jobs added in the month of july, august 2nd also increased by 86,000. with this it jobs report is good newsfor the restaurant industry kron 4 spoke to business owners and the east bay. backing up what statistics say seen in increase of hungry states are more opportunities for hiring. >> and if you are saving or one day's pay check for your favorite eatery? and walnut creek patrons are choosing local eateries and that business is good. >> this year we of hired 15 percent more people. >> terry has owned this old san francisco creamery for nearly eight years. despite the economy is not made to make changes for the prices in two years. >> right now they
government, major lenders and community partners. data from 2007 through 2011 shows one of every seven in the flatlands neighborhoods received a default notice. officials will address the problem to take advantage of the new settlements. they hope to reach 3500 through community outreach and offer services as well as legal and financial help. >>> a's resume division playoff series at the coliseum 6:00 tonight they can't afford to lose another game. they worked out yesterday. each of the next three games is an elimination game. the area announced anderson will be starting tonight. giants in the same do-or-die situation they face the reds in cincinnati today. bailey threw a no-hitter and reds have not been swept at home all season. forget the odds the giants' bats have been asleep at wheel, scoring only two runs in both game one. one mover loss for the giants and it is over. this is the -- one more loss for the giants and it is over. this saturday it turns around. >> go to our facebook page under abc7news.com click on go giants and a's choose your team and post its badge on your facebook
-- >> govern romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> andthe man after his ob >> i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> their first debate, contentio contentious. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan sin accurate. look, i have five boys. i'm use the to people saying something that is notays ultimately hoping i'll believe it. >> the question this morning, did either candidate do enough to make believers out of america's undecided voters? >>> it is the day after. good morning and welcome to "early start," everybody. >>> it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. first, round one. it is now in the books. mitt romney has something to celebrate. in a cnn poll, 67% said romney won the first presidential debate. 25% think president obama was the victor. >> there were no real knockout punches thrown last night, more like a series of glancing blows with romney the aggress
in turkey, where the government has authorized troop deployment in foreign countries. that approval comes as turkey continues firing on syria in retaliation for shelling one of the border towns. syria apologizing now for that attack. five people were killed. >>> from baytown, texas, extinguished a blaze that wiped out an exxonmobil plant. the fire is still under investigation here, no one was injured. >>> 79% of teachers in chicago have approve d a new contract, the highest approval rating in teachers union history. the deal was reached after a seven-day strike last month, which impacted the nation's thrp third largest school system. >>> turning now to sports and baseball and something that has not been seen in 45 years. detroit tigers miguel cabrera has won the american league triple crown. cabrera was taken out in the fourth inning in last night's game with kansas city, got a standing ovation from royals fans. the guy they call miggy was modest about his historic achievement. >> i don't believe it. i don't believe it's happening right now. i don't believe like three weeks ago it's going
had when he ran four years ago that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. >> reporter: president obama sounded a familiar alarm, warning of romney's been there, done that economics. >> the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. >> reporter: but whether it was health care, jobs, or medicare, it was romney who stood out for his aggressive style. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: the president made his points in a slower, laid back manner, often appearing disengaged. it's not that he didn't try to rip apart romney's economic plan. >> that kind of top down economics where folks at the top are doing well so the average person making $3 million is getting a $250,000 tax break while middle cl
the school district's computer system to gain information about the government. officials say they did not compromise personal information. the hackers were using several innocent party's servers to try to steal information from the fbi and the cia. >> we have been told our firewall wasn't breached, they got to our server, used it to cover their tracks. >> since there was no breach they were asked to leave the server up and running to try to track down the guilty party. >>> police arrested a man suspected of committing two bank robberies. adam kiedrowski was taken into custody tuesday. investigators believe he is the suspect who robbed a u.s. bank on august 28 and another u.s. bank on september 5. >>> illegal immigrants signed up for a program allowing them to apply for driver's license. >> hard to work my schedule around that and having my driver's license would be great. >> counselors helped dozens with their paper work. it is part of a bill signed by governor jerry brown yesterday. to qualify they must be under 30, going to school or graduated or served in the military. those who wo
the afghan government can work out some kind of an agreement once combat forces leave. they have approved any peace deal. >>> the average american household family comes if congress fails to avoid a looming cliff. that is according to the center. tax cuts are set to go into effect in january but a bipartisan group of senators are working on a plan that would put off increases in cuts while addressing the deficit. lawmakers say no action will be taken until after november. >>> mitt romney's campaign is out with a new scathing add campaign ahead of tomorrow's debate. here is more on how the ads target president barack obama on taxes. >> reporter: the mitt romney's campaign new slow began, we can't afford four more years of president barack obama. and in a new ad out today, mitt romney is accusing president barack obama of raising new taxes and planning new tax increases if he gets another term. >> liberals pay for government run healthcare, you will pay more for taxes and for your medicine. >> reporter: campaign staffers say he has lowered taxes and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are
by governor romney. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that is what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> mitt romney celebrated the successful first day bait with a surprise pit stop there in denver. he is set to attends events in virginia later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i p
% of the country don't pay federal income taxes or are dependent on the federal government. or romney's position on women's health issues. the president's surrogates tried to shift the subject to romney. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name them. romney said i'm going to place obamacare but won't say with what. >> romney clearly came to play, aggressive but polite. standing toe to toe with the with the. there were plenty of fireworks. >> you're entitled as a president to own your own airplane and house, but not facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's tax plan does add up to nearly $5 trillion over ten years and would give the biggest breaks to the highest earners. the same groups sa
85 murders. the rising murder rate is not onlthe only problem with the area. the federal government may have to take over the police department. >> the oakland police department is one step closer from being rammed by the government.random by the go the city's lack of progress was implemented a court order reform because they have failed to put it in to place. they are not into compliance. they do not have enough sergeants to supervise the officers. they are not in compliance with the ipad switches the identifying problem officers. the city has had about nine years to implement this and they still have not done it. we are all working to move in the same direction and that is full compliance was something that we started 10 years ago there is no one here that is ducking from their responsibilities. the mayor and everyone must all get this done. the attorneys that are falling this motion are due in court on december 13th. the judge could make a decision or he can deliver for a later time. >> gasoline prices are creeping back up according to aaa-is up 105 from yesterday. yesterday the
comments that 47% of americans are dependent on government. shortly after a tape of his s -- of his comments were released he said his s were not eloquently stated. >> completely wrong. i absolutely believe however that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: president obama is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate before a crowd of 30,000 in wisconsin yesterday he suggested romney's performance was an act. >> the president: i met this spirited fellow to claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney, because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising five trillion dollars in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: campaign advisers were more blunt accusing rom being dishonest on the debate stage. some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there, head down, enduring the debate. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when
together. we can talk about regulation and pension and taxes and the government. a lot of that is [inaudible] a survey said housing prices are too high and that is a negative factor on recruitment. i thought, maybe we can bring the prices down. foreclosure works magic. i do not think you want that. you want rising wealth which could translate into a rising houses -- housing prices. you can increase density and breakdown similar rules, you get more people. there's a lot of things. as i drove down here from oakland cut -- oakland, i saw those cars in the ordinary lanes. one person per car. you have this one person with all this steel and plastic and oil. it is ridiculous. we're figuring out ways to do that. whether it is high speed rail or electric cars. the first will be rolling off the factory in treatments in the next few months -- in three months and in the next few months. yes, the innovative companies are small. the electric cars -- the tanks are small but so is fairchild or in tal or hewlett-packard -- intel or hewlett-packard or steve jobs. the seats we plant brin
is completed; we are reviewing it as part of the local government responsibilities. the second item at the hpc is a confirmation of the nomination of the -- building located in the sunset district. in my last report the building was occupied by henry dolger in the soffit area for over 40 years, significant not only by the association with mr. dolger but also by -- the deco design. hpc unanimously approved a nomination, schedule for a final vote by the board of supervisors sometimes before the end of this year. that concludes my report. i'm happy to answer questions. >> mr. fry, could you clarify something for me? i've been the recipient of a number of phone calls, not dolger but the previous one. didn't the hpc take action about the boundaries of what the historic district should be? >> at yesterday's hearing ? >> previously. >> the phc revisit took action on the boundaries of the survey but we have not seen any national registration justification; the hpc the planning department hasn't commented on those boundaries at the time. >> then how is it that the planning staff can take a po
of the subscribers. if you think about government- boned journalism compared to the rich, benevolent owner boulders of journalism or the public opening of journalism, i think there is a time now where you do not need quite as much funding as ever, but some of the people who today are seen as barron's -- barons started off with a pretty defined journalistic crusade in their mind, and most of the time in their own minds, it was progressive. i think that the dollars are more available than ever for people with an agenda, but the ability to spot the quality voices is a little bit harder now that they are so numerous. >> there will always be a market for investigative journalism. i do not know that it is the type of financial journalism that was referred to before, but i think that there will always be people willing to also spend the time to listen to that type of reporting or even to read it online. there is no doubt that investigative journalism will continue to flourish. simply as a longer format journalism. yes, i think that that makes a lot of sense in terms of what the audience wants, and it is p
. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
to be sentenced to 15 years in prison. >>> protesting in sacramento against the government's efforts to reduce prison over crowding in california. some say sending some to jail in stead of prison is resulting in the early repolice of dangerous -- release of dangerous people. >> they are back out on the streets. >> 24,000 prisoners were released this year but the state prison officials say it is too early to tell if that had any impact on the crime rate. >>> they are urging shoppers to boycott mi pueblo because they participate in immigration checks. community groups organized this protest to pressure mi pueblo to opt out. it is a tool used to verify immigration status. mi pueblo says they are being audited by homeland security that could lead to the firing of undocumented employees. >>> san francisco's first target store is set to open wednesday at 4th and mission in san francisco. it will be 2/3 the size of other stores and offer smaller items. target also plans to open a second store in san francisco in 2013. >>> jerry hill is crying foul over a move by the public utilities commission to tem
a script for a spy movie. hackers hacking in to government agencies. and the method makes it hard to track them down. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar live with what happened and what he learned about all of this. tom? >> reporter: a tipster told us hackers actually tried to get personal information. what we can say, it appears what they were really trying to do is compromise national security. >> reporter: the district is computerized with general access and password only access. one day the district got what seemed like a strange communication. >> seems like a strange communication because it was the u.s. naval intelligence, said one of our servers were compromised. >> reporter: by hackers to steal information from the fbi and cia. they said they were using innocent servers to bounce around the internet with their final targets the fbi and the cia. this makes it difficult to trace the hackers. did they gain access to the district files? >> no. we have been told our firewall wasn't breached. they used it to cover their tracks but they never got through our firewall which is where that inf
to 8.2% in september. it was 8.1% in august. yesterday the government reported a slight jump in first time mortgage claims. mortgage buyers, the average rate on a 30-year loan now is 3.36%. record low rates have led more home owners to refinance their homes. experts say that trend could help jump-start the economy, as well. >>> in the presidential race mitt romney says he was completely wrong when he commented that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. he told fox 11 news' sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. romney and president obama both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to claims to be mitt romney. you about i know it couldn't have been -- but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vi
threat n a report throat that wallway and zp have links to china's government and goes on to say they can be using technology to spy on the united states and recommends the u.s. government block mergers involving those companies and warns contractors and businesses to find alternative suppliers. and we should note in a statement that the report released today employs many rumors and speculations to prove nonexistent accusations and does not address challenges faced by ict industry. ict stands for information communication and technology. and remember that wasn't and for the camera? now, there is a nokia's head of smart phone marketing is out of a job. he had to apologize for this video. then accused of misleading customers we should note it's not clear and and htc may be the latest smart phone victim. the company posted a record drop in quarterly earnings. there is net profits totalling $133 million. and to put that into perspective it's the lowest quarterly profits. the share of the bloomberg smart phone market fell at less than 6%. it had 10% just a year ago. google is launching a credi
under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president obama being the incumbent, some would say he has an advantage in terms of face time and the percepti
. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game
but not great either. that's 120 total. 135 private sector. so government is shrinking still. on the unemployment rate, all important we think it is going to go up a tick to 8.2%. this is not going to be good news for the president. dagen: what is romney talking about that would be a bigger job creator at this point and do it immediately than the president? >> well i think what he is talking about is in fact not raising taxes and essentially reducing the regulatory burden, but as you know, and the president said it, but it's true, the president's plan as well, there are not a lot of specifics here so it is a little hard to kind of pin down exactly what each of these candidates is going to do. but i think the general view is less government basically. let the free market do its thing. that was the message from last night. let the american people make their own choices, do their own thing. and that's sort of in a broad sense what romney is talking about. dagen: it was great to see you. >> thank you. dagen: coming up next hour john challenger on his new layoffs report and what t
of american activists are spreading that around in pakistan. live from islamabad. >>> a new government report shows two companies that employ thousands of americans may actually pose a security concern for the united states. >>> nascar drivers are questioning their safety after a 20 car pile-up at one of nascar's most famous tracks. why one driver calls it bloodthirsty. >>> the obama campaign launching a counteroffensive to a speech th hasn't happened yet. >> reckless. immaturish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. >> that's what you call a prebuttal. prebuttal. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning to you. happy monday. i'm carol costello. that's where we begin on the campaign trail. president obama is raising cash. mitt romney is raising concerns. this morning he's ripping the administration's handling of the middle east and its many recent flash points like the fatal terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. romney is trying to polish his own spotty record on
police department want the federal government to take it over. coming up at 7:45, a court appointed police monitor weighs in. his thoughts on the department's response during an occupy protest. >> time now 7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and th
of what the government called deceptive practices. saying the bank charged late fees and discriminated against older consumers. officials said telemarketers promised a $300 reward that actually did not exist. and american express says it has cooperated fully with the investigation and correcting violations and the bank agreed to refund customers directly. >> wow. all right. thank you. >> sure. >> and outside today, snokin snoking -- smoking hot. >> there is a look at the forecast in october. >> i know. really. inland areas unseasonally hot today. coastal areas were warmer than average. there is one record to tell you about. there is previous records set back in 1913, 96 degrees. you can see poor air quality there. it's spare the air continuing for today. and once again, is a spare the air day. there is another live picture now from our camera, there is the place to go heading to oak beach there is away from the heat. the heat has extended all the way to the coastline as we had a nice flow develop. so there is heat from inland areas to the coastal communities. there is where you'll see
the disperty that earned our state the grade of an f. >> reporter: a video by citizens against government waste compared two hypothetical architects. >> bob works for a private company, jerry is a state government employee. bob drives a nice car. jerry's car is 40% nicer. >> the disparity makes no sense. >> reporter: the taxpayer watchdog says california state workers bank an average $43.10 an hour compared to $30.65 for the private-sector employee. that's because the totals include wages, benefits and pensions. >> these pensions are unaffordable an freezing out basic services. >> reporter: the watchdog group says if this trend continues, sources like police and fire will suffer as the government pays pensions, not everyone agreed. >> to make a statement like that ignores a lot of facts and unique circumstances that are at work in many states and cities. >> reporter: the retirement administrators says pension contributions make up fewer than 9% of a state's budget. the association says the report demonizes workers. california received an f. in washington, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama an
, you have government contributions and you have investment returns, which the governor himself puts at about 75% of the total fund. >> in the past decade, the returns have been pretty poor. >> reporter: mike is director of research for california common sense. it's a nonprofit group devoted to transparency in government. he explains that the state's two largest pensions have enjoyed relative success in the long run hitting their investment marks over 20 years but not recently. >> it's a matter of perspective. they would argue that historically their assumptions are well grounded. the question is, of course, going forward can we rely on history to predict the future. >> recent history has been staggered at best. here's a look at calpers performance, down 27. in 2008. up 12.1% in 2009. up 12.6% in 2010. then up 1.1% in 2011. here's where the math part of this comes in handy. trust me. i'm no mathematician. if your rate of return goes down, unfunded liability gets larger. for example, if you have the rate of return on these pension funds at 7.5% right now it's estimated unfunded liabil
romney duked it out in denver. and it was all about what rolle the government should play in the lives of americans. healthcare, and the economy, big topics of the debate >> the first presidential debate is now in the books. a contentious but not overtly hostile affair. they traded jabs about how to bring jobs back to america and other points. one of the issues was tax cuts, specifically cuts for high-income americans. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. i know that you and your running mate keep saying that, but it's not just not the case. i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not true and hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case. >> for 18 months, he's been running on this tax plan. and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind! and the fact is if you are lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class
mice could hold a key. >> and then at 6:00 an unusual warning from the government. it's an effort to safety whales. we'll have the story at 6:00. >>> new research on mice may help women finding it difficult to conceive, scientists turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produce baby mice f applied to humans some believe this could help millions of women replace damaged eggs. researchers conducted this experiment. >> and an actor exfootball player told a crowd domestic violence is a man's issue, too not just a woman's issue. victor rivers talked with me before a fund-raiser. i was honored to be the mc. he told me his father tormented him, his mother and his sibling autos i grew up where domestic violence and child abuse took place to a level of torture. as a child i was beaten, tied up and locked in closets and hammered and burned. >> and he survived and thrived. and there are prevention programs around the country. just go to our web site abc 7 news.com. >> that is a powerful story. >> stay with us. still to come a's now hottest ticket in town. >> there is a chance >>> coming up on
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